The Cavaliers Orchestra, featuring vocalist John Suhr, are the featured artists at the March 8 Columbus Jazz Society concert and jam session. The Cavalier Orchestra is a Big Band featuring local players.
The Cavaliers Orchestra has a heritage of playing music throughout the South since 1946. Thousands of people have enjoyed listening and dancing to the Big Band sounds of this band. Its repertoire includes the popular standard songs of the swinging years as well as Latin, show tunes and jazz favorites.
The Cavaliers Orchestra is a 17-piece Big Band formed by the late Jimmy Fuller in 1946. It has continued to perform the music of the swinging years under the leadership of John Beecher, Earl Baker, Orlando DiFabio, Suhr, Frank Robinson, Alan Ramsay, Mickey Luttrell and, since 1996, George Corradino. The Band has a library of over 450 songs arranged by some of the most outstanding Big Band arrangers in the country. The Cavaliers have performed with many great band leaders and entertainers including Bob Hope, Warren Covington, Billy Butterfield, Wayne King, Doc Severinson, Joe Williams, Dean Hudson, Julius La Rosa and Marilyn May.
The Columbus Jazz Society meets 6-8 p.m. March 8 in the Liberty Theatre, 821 Eighth Ave. The concert is at 6 p.m. and the JazzJam starts at 8 p.m. Musicians who want to play should bring their instruments.
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Tickets are $7.
Call 706-649-7291 or go to www.columbusjazzsociety.com